Santi Freixa will lead Spain in their Olympic campaign. (Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)
Like his colleague Markus Weise from Germany, Spanish head coach Dani Martin also took advantage of the insights provided by the weekend's 4 Nations event in Düsseldorf - in which Spain finished in a disappointing last place - to finalize his Olympic squad.
The team for the current Olympic Vice-champions includes a number of players who won silver in Beijing - just like for Germany, ten players from four years ago still form part of the team: goalkeeper Quico Cortés, Juan Fernández, Ramón Alegre, Sergi Enrique, David Alegre, Roc Oliva, Edi Tubau, Pol Amat, Alex Fábregas and now team captain Santi Freixa.
The London bound group of players is also near identical with the team that finished runners-up in the Champions Trophy held in New Zealand in December last year.
The P accreditations for substitute players will go to Andrés Mir and goalkeeper Xavi Trenchs, with the latter having already had the P athlete role in Beijing.
Olympic Squad Spain Men:
Quico Cortés (GK), Juan Fernández, Manel Terraza, Ramón Alegre, Sergi Enrique, David Alegre, Roc Oliva, Marc Sallés, Edi Tubau, Pol Amat, Pau Quemada, Litus Ballbé, Alex Fábregas, Miki Delàs, Xavi Lleonart, Santi Freixa
P Accreditations: Andrés Mir, Xavi Trenchs (GK)